Non-profit organizations whether they are small, storefront churches, the American Red Cross or anything in between really have to learn a few basic rules to be successful. Continue reading “Six Rules for the Effective Non-Profit”
As described above, a trimtab is a nautical device that acts as a small rudder used to turn the larger rudder of giant ships, offering tremendous leverage in terms of steering and changing the direction of the ship. Buckminster Fuller, drawing upon his naval experience, saw the trimtab as a powerful metaphor for effective individual leadership: small and strategically placed interventions can cause large-scale and profound change. Continue reading Trimtab as a Leadership Paradigm
Quite often, in a team environment, a list of ideas is generated from a brainstorming session. Often there are too many itmes fora team to work on at the moment. Multivoting can help develop a consensus. Continue reading Tools for Teams: Multivoting
Brainstorming is an unhibited tool for generating new and creative ideas, especially when there is not an obvious solution or there are competing approaches to solving a problem. Continue reading Hints & Tips for Effective Brainstorming
Consider assigning each step in a Value Stream Map to either Value Adding, Value Assiting and Non-Value Adding. Continue reading Value Stream Analysis-More Tips on Identifying Value Adding Activities
This diagram creates a visual overview of the factors that affect a process, how the process affects the downstream activities and allows you to also note the factors that affect the inputs and the process.
Continue reading Root Cause Analysis-Combining Tools into New, Elegant Diagram
The ability to select the best tool for a particular job is the hallmark of any good carpenter or craftsman. Improving processes is very similiar. Continue reading Problem Solving Steps and Quality Tools to Employ